Nutrition Business Journal

Suppliers of Chinese Herbal Supplements Say Demand is Growing

Ephedra ban disrupts importation despite exemption for professionals; academia shows interest in TCM.

Manufacturers and suppliers of traditional Chinese herbal medicines reported healthy growth in demand for their products among U.S. consumers and practitioners. That growth is tied to the expanding popularity of acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM), since an estimated 90% of AOM practitioners recommend traditional Chinese herbal medicines to their patients.

“Acupuncture and Oriental medicine, which includes Asian bodywork therapy, is a $1-billion- a-year business in the U.S.,” sai

All access premium subscription

This content requires a subscription to Nutrition Business Journal.

As an NBJ subscriber, you receive 10 issues a year and access to the exclusive “NBJ subscriber only” content on (excludes three-month subscriptions), which includes PowerPoint presentations, select data charts and archived articles. Subscribers also receive a 10 percent discount on data charts, comprehensive market research reports and webinars.

Email [email protected] for more information about subscribing.